Russell Borthwick Chief Executive
Russell joined the Chamber in February 2016.
He was previously managing partner of a global marketing agency network based in Newcastle, regional managing director for Trinity Mirror North East and also founded his own marketing & communications consultancy Press Ahead, which he ran for nearly a decade.
A self-described “Aberdeen boy” and a dedicated/long-suffering (delete as applicable) fan of the Dons, Russell returned to the city after an absence of more than 20 years, having started his career with Aberdeen Journals.
During his time in the "other" North East, he was involved with many initiatives and campaigns around the themes of inward investment, economic development, place marketing, major event bids and the skills agenda.
As part of his role, he represents the Chamber and its stakeholders on various boards and committees as well as ongoing engagement with the British and Scottish Chambers of Commerce.
He is passionate about the success of the area and sees AGCC as having a key role to play in helping to position our city and shire as even better places to live, work, study, invest and do business.